Mother's Day CAL Day 3

We are halfway there now! I hope you are enjoying the crochet-along and are as excited as I am to see the end results! I can't wait to see how everyone's spa sets look at the end! Today we are going to work on the scrubbies!



These are probably my favorite part of the spa set because I LOVE LOVE LOVE texture! I am a little bit obsessed with creating designs with fun textures and patterns.


My 8-year-old daughter asks me to make these for her because she loves the look and feel of them! She has always been my sensory kid and she loves shapes, textures, colours of all kinds.


She loves using these to wash her face because of the different designs and feels of each one and I am all for doing whatever motivates her to keep up with hygiene as she nears her tween years ha ha!



There are three different designs and you do not really need to worry about the gauge on these! Just have fun with them and if you want them smaller or larger you can just simply go down or up in hook size!


So let's jump to it! Here is how you make the three different scrubbies!


The materials and stitches will be the same as in the last to days but to keep it fresh in your mind and make them handy I will list them again -


Materials:

  • 100 % cotton- color(s) of choice

  1. I used “Lily Sugar `n Cream”

  2. Yellow

  3. Beach Glass (Aqua)

  4. White

  • I used approximately 8 oz of 100% cotton or approximately 400 yards to make a set that includes (2 5x5 washcloths, 3 face scrubbers, back scrubber, wash mitt, and soap holder)

  • Hook - G or 4mm

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Basket *optional

  • Tissue Paper *optional

  • Extra fillers of choice (soap, chocolates, essential oils, etc) *optional

  • Shrink Wrap Gift Bags *optional



Stitches:

  • MR - Magic Ring

  • Ch - chain

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Tr - treble/triple crochet

  • HDC - half double crochet

  • FPDC - front post double crochet

  • BPDC - back post double crochet

  • Sp - space

  • #st - complete # number of sts in same space

  • St # - complete stitch in next # number of spaces

  • ( ) - do all in the same stitch

  • CS - Camel Stitch

  • CSFS - Camel stitch in the front side 3rd loop of the hdc st

  • BO - bobbles

  • BLO - back loop only

Special Stitches

Camel Stitch (CS)- for this pattern, work a half double crochet stitch into the 3rd loop which is located on the backside, also known as the wrong side. For a video tutorial, I recommend following the one on Yarnspirations website: https://www.yarnspirations.com/how-to-video-rh-20141030-crochet-camel-stitch-technique.html



Bobble Stitch (BO)- for this pattern, you will join 6 double crochets into 1 puffy looking stitch. The sc stitches, which surround it, will make it pop out more. To achieve the Bobble Stitch, you will *yarn over, go through st, yarn over, pull up a loop and pull through 2 loops*, do not finish st, repeat 5 more times, you will have 7 loops (6 half finished double crochet stitches) on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops, do not chain to close the cluster, immediately start the next st in the pattern. For more info on this stitch see the photo tutorial and Yarnspirations definition below:

https://www.yarnspirations.com/how-to-crochet-bobbles.html


Nautilus Scrubber (Design 1):

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2Hdc in each st around, sl st to join, ch1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *CS, 2CS*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: Turn, *Hdc, 2hdc, BO*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

  • Round 5: Sl st 40, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

Note: Changing to rows to make handle

  • Row 6: Turn, sc 6, ch 1, the rest of the stitches will be unworked. (6st)

  • Row 7 - 14: Turn, hdc 6, ch 1. (6st)

  • Row 15: Sl st to join 6 to opposite side of scrubber, ch 12 to make hanging loop for hang drying, sl st to join to opposite side of handle and fasten off, weave in ends. *See photo for visual aid

The front side of your scrubbie for this first design will look like this:

Sundial Scrubber (Design 2):

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2hdc around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *CS, 2CS*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

Note: If you want to add a handle see instructions for rows 6 - 15 on scrubber design 1 before adding a loop in round 4

  • Round 4: *CS2, 2CS*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 12, sl st to join in same sp to make a loop to hang dry, fasten off, weave in tail. (40st)


Compass Face Scrubber (Design 3):

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 2. (10st)

  • Round 2: BLO 2dc around, sl st to join, ch 2. (20st)

  • Round 3: *FPDC, 2dc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

Note: If you want to add a handle see instructions for rows 6 - 15 on scrubber design 1 before adding a loop in round 4

  • Round 4: BLO *sc 2, 2sc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 12, sl to join in the same sp to make a loop to hang dry, fasten off. Weave in tail. (40st)


And Voila` you just made three different textured face scrubbies that will do an excellent job of exfoliation! It is hard to pick with one is my favorite but I am pretty sure I love the Nautilus Design #1 the most!


My 8-year-old that I mentioned earlier (name Nahla) also loves this one and says its her favorite too! My second favorite is the Compass Design #3 and then of course the Sundial Design #2 is my third favorite!


Which design is your favorite? You can let me know in the comments below or in the VIP Facebook group! Feel free to share your progress photos as well! I love seeing everyone's work!



Well, that is all for this week! Next Saturday I will post the instructions for the wash it! It is super fast and easy to work up too! I can't wait to see you then!


Oh, and if you missed last weeks post on how to make the washcloths you can click here to catch up!


Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you next week! By the way, its never too late to join in so if you have some friends that would enjoy this crochet-along feel free to invite them! Have a great week and I will see you next Saturday!


Blessings and Love,

Karen E.

Orchid and Bee's









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